Louisville 2024 Win Total: Trends of 8.5 Win Total Teams

Louisville 2024 Win Total: Trends of 8.5 Win Total Teams
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Year One of the Jeff Brohm era for the Louisville Cardinals was a smashing success by any measure across Kentucky sports betting, with the squad going 10-4 and reaching as high as No. 10 in the CFP poll last fall.  

Fresh off the school’s first double-digit win season since going 12-1 under Charlie Strong in 2013, Louisville is looking to avoid a sophomore slump in Brohm’s second year back at his alma mater, which kicks off against FCS squad Austin Peay on Aug. 31.  

Utilizing FanDuel Kentucky’s current win total for the 2024 college football season, Louisville was found to be set at 8.5 wins (-110 over). Utilizing SportsReference.com, we found all teams with an 8.5-win total line in the last 3 seasons and how they performed.  

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Season Performance Of 8.5 Win Total Teams

Situation

Number of Teams 

Percentage*

Under 8.5 Wins

18 of 31

58.1%

Over 8.5 Wins

13 of 31

41.9%

College Football Playoff Appearance

0 of 31

0.0%

Year-End AP Poll Top 25 Team

10 of 31

32.6%

*Rounded to nearest whole number

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Can Brohm & Louisville Clear Preseason Win Total?

Since 2014, 18 of the 31 teams that entered the season with a win total over/under of 8.5 wound up getting nine or more victories, while 10 of those 31 teams finished in the year-end AP top-25 poll. While none of the 31 programs wound up in the four-team CFP at year’s end, there’s been plenty of success for those schools since 2014, giving Cardinals fans reason for optimism on Kentucky betting apps this fall.  

With a slate of games that includes home clashes against Austin-Peay, Jacksonville State, Georgia Tech, SMU, Miami and Pittsburgh to go with road clashes against Notre Dame, UVA, Boston College, Clemson, Stanford and Kentucky, there’ll be plenty of quality games for Cardinals fans to keep an eye on as the season approaches.  

Based on the digital tea leaves that come from preseason win total over/under figures, it seems like Louisville is in good shape this season, as veteran QB Jack Plummer looks to build on last year’s 3,204-yard, 21-touchdown performance under Brohm’s tutelage and running back Maurice Turner steps into the starting role out of the backfield after leading rushers Jawhar Jordan (1,128 yards and 13 touchdowns) and Isaac Guerendo (810 yards and 11 touchdowns) left for the NFL.  

That veteran-clad roster will look to push Louisville one step farther than the Cards’ got last fall, as Brohm and company seek to get the Kentucky university into the CFP for the first time in 2024.   

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Christopher Boan is a staff writer for BetKentucky.com. He has covered sports and sports betting for more than seven years and has worked for publications such as ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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